• Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use
    to change the world
    Nelson Mandela


Burbage Primary School Running Club Success

Burbage_1110685-4268Congratulations to our Running Club who ran fantastically well at the Avon Valley Mini Marathon on Saturday 25th June. The U9 girls came 1st in a field of 9 schools. The U9 boys came 4th in a field of 14 schools. The U11 girls came second in a field of 10 schools and the U11 boys came 4th in a field of 9 schools.

Thank you to Mrs Renshaw, Mrs Smith and all of the parent volunteers who run the club and help prepare our athletes so well.

Easton Royal Academy Pupils Learn About Brazil

BrazilProject04Well we certainly ended the term with a bang!  As part of our whole school project on Brazil, children made their own carnival masks and headwear and infants each made their own ganza.  Juniors wrote and performed poetry about the carnival and set their rhyming words to the syncopated rhythms of Brazil that they have been learning about in their music lessons.

BrazilProject06+7At ERA, we have been lucky enough to borrow a whole set of samba drums and we have been learning the traditional polyrhythmic beats of South America.  We have also learned the samba dance step and, along with our parents, we ended the term with our own carnival procession around the school.  I’m so proud of the samba band because they kept the rhythm and breaks going for the whole procession, even when marching – I have seen adults struggling with this!

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St John’s support from local business

Jon Horsley from Cadley Garage presented a cheque for £1,000 to Mrs Nicky Edmondson, Principal of St John's MarlboroughJon Horsley, owner of Cadley Garage, recently presented St John’s Principal Mrs Nicky Edmondson with a donation of £1,000. Cadley Garage has supported St John’s for several years, by sponsoring events, and also by providing trees to be planted around the school.

“St John’s is an important part of our local community and I am very pleased to be able to support the school and its students” said Mr Horsley.

“I also wanted our business to be able to help offset the impact our customers vehicles have on the environment, so we plant a tree – usually at St John’s- for every vehicle service we carry out”.

Mrs Edmondson thanked Jon Horsley for his support “We are very grateful for the support of Cadley Garage. Building relationships with local businesses is very important to us, as they can offer a range of opportunities to our students. To also receive financial support is wonderful”.

Cadley Garage is also looking to employ a school leaver to train with them as an apprentice mechanic, leading to an Auto Electrical qualification. Anyone interested should contact Jon Horsley directly.

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